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Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


When someone is playfully doing something, they are acting in a way that is intended to be fun and enjoyable. They are usually not taking the situation very seriously.

  • She was playingfully hitting him with her purse.
  • He was playfully trying to catch the ball.

When someone is confrontational, they are always trying to start arguments. They are often very angry, and they want to argue about everything.

  • He was very confrontational with the customer, even though he knew that he was wrong.
  • The teacher was very confrontational with the students, even though he knew that some of them were afraid of him.

A combative person is someone who is very angry and is usually ready to fight. They may be aggressive or violent when they are angry.

  • He is very combative and always starts fights.
  • The combative students are always arguing with each other.

Gummies are small, round pieces of candy that are often filled with sugar. They are often eaten as a snack or as part of a meal.

  • She liked to eat gummies as a snack.
  • The gummies are a type of candy that is made from sugar.

Empathetic is a word that means that you are able to understand and feel the feelings of other people. When you are empathetic, you are able to put yourself in other people's shoes and understand their feelings.

  • The teacher was trying to be empathetic and understand the student's feelings.
  • She was able to empathize with the woman and understand her situation.

To make a snowman is to put a little snow on the top of a person's head and then put a piece of clothing or a hat on the snowman.

  • They made a snowman in the park.
  • They are going to make a snowman in the backyard.

To rap is to knock something against something else with a sharp sound. When you rap your knuckles, you can hear the sound of the knuckles hitting the other object.

  • He rapped his knuckles against the door several times.
  • The door wouldn't open, so he rapped it with his knuckles to see if it would open.

candidly means in a straightforward and honest way. When you say something is candid, you are telling the truth, and you are not trying to hide anything.

  • He candidly told me that he wasn't going to be able to make it.
  • She candidly admitted that she was wrong.